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Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Demise of School Libraries in the Philippines


Yvy C.

The reports said, The Philippines emerged as the country were most people rely on the Internet for educational, leisure and recreational purposes. Search engines such as Google, Yahoo and the like makes it easy and convenient for people to find out what’s new and what’s not. The Internet makes it possible to share information quickly and that is why social media platforms have evolved (such as social networks, blogs, photo/video sharing, etc.).

A Grade 12 student like me is undeniably guilty of using the Internet as a resource or reference tool. I find it very convenient for me since we have access to the internet at home. In addition, I can easily interact with my classmates and friends while learning and gaining new information as well. For some reason, the internet helps me save time and effortlessly submit my School works on time. Yet, I never thought that using the Internet takes over the importance of Libraries especially when it comes to providing reliable references and reading my favorite story books and novels like The Little Mermaid, Harry Potter series, Hunger Games, John Green and so much more.


The Internet can give you hundreds of different kinds and quality search results.  It only takes few clicks to get information and accessible with the help of modern technology like smartphones and microcomputers. While the Library will always be the place where it gives you few but dependable, true, and accurate information in different formats. (magazines, newspapers, journals, monograph etc.)

The Internet is maybe one of the most amazing things the world has created in order to connect us. However, we should be responsible to the things we share especially with our opinion, false information, judgement that may cause harm, confusion and misunderstanding.

School Libraries are not dying, it is simply going with the flow where information can be more accessible, accurate, brief and clear. It will never perish due to the advancement of technology rather it grows, adapt and evolve since Libraries are like growing organisms. 


Friday, November 9, 2018

Go to the Library and Read! 2018 Newly Crowned Miss International promotes Reading Awareness in Young Children

As part of the competition, the Top 8 beautiful ladies were called to make a speech for their aspirations and desires if they win the title to be crowned as our next Miss International.


Miss Venezuala was crowned Miss International 2018, after that heartwarming speech she gave to promote free access to books for every children in the most unfavorable places.

Here's Mariem's winning speech: 
It’s a very special day for all Miss International delegates, but for me, it’s doubly special as today I am also celebrating my birthday. In my country, we have the custom of not revealing our birthday wish, but today I want to make an exception. My dream, my birthday wish is that if I were to be privileged enough to be your next Miss International, I can continue to stimulate children around the world to read. In Venezuela, I have devoted a great part of my time serving as a storyteller for less favored populations, and I’m living proof that reading is the way towards knowledge. My goal as Miss International is that every child around the world have access to books that speak about tolerance, respect, and happiness. I firmly believe in the power of dreams to change societies and think if everyone of us takes on the duty of reading a story to a child, that child will be more educated and the world will be happier. That is my birthday wish. 
source : https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/specials/216347-miss-international-2018-top-8-speech, also please check out : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfwHfdiN9C0

THE NEWLY CROWNED MISS INTERNATIONAL 2018 BIRTHDAY WISH HAS TO DO WITH READING BOOKS


Mariem Claret Velazco Garcia, Venezuela
Miss International 2018


Miss International is a Tokyo-based international beauty pageant organized by The International Culture Association. The pageant was first held in 1960. Miss International is the fourth largest pageant in the world in terms of having crowned national winners to participate in the international contest.
source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_International

As part of the competition, the Top 8 beautiful ladies were called to make a speech for their aspirations and desires if they win the title to be crowned as our next Miss International.

Miss Venezuala was crowned Miss International 2018, after that heartwarming speech she gave to promote free access to books for every children in the most unfavorable places.

Here's Mariem's winning speech: 
It’s a very special day for all Miss International delegates, but for me, it’s doubly special as today I am also celebrating my birthday. In my country, we have the custom of not revealing our birthday wish, but today I want to make an exception. My dream, my birthday wish is that if I were to be privileged enough to be your next Miss International, I can continue to stimulate children around the world to read. In Venezuela, I have devoted a great part of my time serving as a storyteller for less favored populations, and I’m living proof that reading is the way towards knowledge. My goal as Miss International is that every child around the world have access to books that speak about tolerance, respect, and happiness. I firmly believe in the power of dreams to change societies and think if everyone of us takes on the duty of reading a story to a child, that child will be more educated and the world will be happier. That is my birthday wish.https source : https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/specials/216347-miss-international-2018-top-8-speech
please check out : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfwHfdiN9C0

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